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MLB Trade Rumors: Cardinals Juan Soto Talks Intensify.Yankees aiming for Frankie Montas and Luis Castillo

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In less than a week after the 2022 MLB trading deadline, the public’s incredible Juan Soto is drawing attention. Cardinal is seen as a front runnerBut Some clubs have the elements and motivations to close a deal.. Rumors of Wednesday’s closing deadline awaiting Soto’s latest developments are:

Gorman, Corbyn of Soto Trade?

Cardinal, Identified as a landing favorite by CBS Sports Nationals outfielder Juan Soto has “ratcheted up” his efforts to close the deal, he said. Belleville News-Democratic Party..

Jones reports that Cardinals’ latest offer includes second baseman Nolan Gorman and Nationals left-handed Patrick Corbin. CBS Sports reported that last week Corbin was expected to be included in potential transactions as a means of balancing trade and clearing books for the next Nationals holding group. As explained below:

Tucking Corbin to Soto is a way for the Nationals to make a better deal, but it doesn’t mean that the traditional “other teams will add more to their side.” Rather, Corbin has been a pitcher well below the exchange level in the last 50 starts, accumulating a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 5.84 ERA (68 ERA +) and 2.46. He has also borrowed an additional $ 60 million over the next two seasons. Removing that commitment is a win and will even help scale when viewed from the cold, dollar-based framework mentioned above.

The 22-year-old Gorman hit .223 / .299 / .411 (103 OPS +) in his first 194 at-bats.

Yankees interested in top veteran starters

According to Robert Malley, veteran left-handed José Quintana, who is in the midst of a career revival with pirates, is attracting trade interest from a variety of candidates, including the Yankees and the White Sox.

Coincidentally, Quintana was a member of both the Yankees and White Sox organizations. He had never pitched to a major league club in New York, but he spent part of the six seasons in the White Sox rotation.

Quintana has started 19 games this season and has accumulated 3.70 ERA (114 ERA +) and 2.93 strikeout-to-walk ratios in these contests. He is a free agent at the end of the year.

The Yankees are also interested in the top two starters on the market, Frankie Montas and Luis Castillo. According to Jon Heyman.. However, it is not known that the transaction will be completed.

Dodgers watching Cooper

The Dodgers are interested in Marlins first baseman / outfielder Garrett Cooper, According to Jon Heyman.. The Dodgers, among other things, may wait to see what happens in Soto before moving on to other potential targets, Hayman said.

Cooper was highlighted by CBS Sports as one of the top 30 trade candidates for the summer. This is what I wrote at that time:

It’s unclear if the Marlins will entertain the moving Cooper, but he remains a popular question for a solid attack skill set. He hits the ball strongly and at the optimal angle. He smokes fastballs and has a league average whiff rate. He has never shown a platoon split so far. and so on. Of course, I didn’t need to know that to understand that he was good at sticks. All you had to do was look at his .292 / .370 / .472 slash line during the pandemic era. Cooper will not be a free agent until the end of next season, but at least if the Marlins feel harsh about the possibility of playing off in any year and / or keeping him beyond that point. You can hear what other teams are willing to let go.

Astros to Contreras

According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, the Astros, with little production from this season’s backstop, is one of the teams interested in Cubs catcher Willson Contreras. Contreras, an imminent free agent, hit .258 / .373 / .470 (136 OPS +) with 14 home runs and 21 extra-base hits in the first 82 games of the season.

The Astros are now relying on Martin Maldonado and Korey Lee to hold back their captive positions. Neither is so unpleasant. The same is true for Jason Castro, who does not appear to be recovering quickly from a knee injury.